Fox Creek Reserve Shiraz Double Magnum (3l)
2004 [Tasting Notes written at time of release]
Our most celebrated wine, first made in 1994. It has great depth of colour, aroma and flavour, typical of the best wines of the McLaren Vale region. The Reserve has an extraordinary range of flavours with blackberry, blackcurrant, liquorice and dark chocolate. The wine has a rich sweet fruit mid palate and the finish is long. While approachable when young, it is best cellared.
Intense vibrant purple, black colour.
Lifted complex aromas of berry, cherry, blackcurrant fruit, chocolate and mocha with subtle integrated oak complexity of vanilla and cigar box
The palate has lashings of fruitcake, rum & raison and chocolate. The structure is very rich, thick and concentrated with a well integrated full palate and ripe complex fruit.
Sourced from selected premium McLaren Vale vineyards with predominantly Bay of Biscay soils. Harvested when fruit flavours, grape tannins and acids reached maturity. Fermentation on skins was for 7 - 10 days with a proportion of the wine (30%) completing fermentation in barrel. Maturation of fruit from each vineyard was considered and completed in specialized oak from a range of coopers from France, Europe, USA and Australia. Maturation was for 18 months in both new and used oak barrels. Barrel by barrel selection during all stages of fermentation and barrel maturation to ensure only the best Shiraz barrels were selected for the final blend.
- PH 3.5
- TA 6.5 g/L
- Alcohol 14.5%
Our Shiraz is an exquisite accompaniment for full flavoured food, but is sufficiently complex and satisfying to be savoured on its own.This wine, if cellared correctly, will drink well up to 2017. This wine will repay decanting up to 2 hours prior to consumption.
The Hyatt/Advertiser South Australian Wine of the Year Award 2006
The Hyatt/Advertiser Shiraz of the Year Award 2006
Trophy for Best Five Australia Wide Shiraz Wines Southern NSW Wine Show 2006
Trophy for CSU Graduate Red Wine Southern NSW Wine Show 2006
Trophy for Best CSU Graduate 2004
Vintage Dry Red Wine Southern NSW Wine Show 2006
Excellent Classification, Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine IV
Selected in Top 12, International Shiraz Alliance 2006
Gold Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2006
Gold Medal (Class 5) Southern NSW Wine Show 2006
Gold Medal (Class 87) Southern NSW Wine Show 2006
Blue Gold Medal (Top 100) Sydney International Wine Competition 2007
Silver Medal, Wine for Asia 2006
Silver Medal, Royal Queensland Wine Show 2006
Silver Medal, Sydney Royal Wine Show 2006
Bronze Medal, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2006
Bronze Medal, McLaren Vale Wine Show 2006
Bronze Medal, Wine & Spirits Asia Challenge 2006
Bronze Medal, Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2006
Bronze Medal, National (Canberra) Wine Show 2006
Bronze Medal, Royal Hobart Wine Show 2006
4.5 Glasses, Rating 93, Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2007
4.5 Glasses, Rating 93, James Halliday Wine Companion 2007
95 Points, Rating 2 (Gold) Jeremy Olliver Australian Wine Annual 2007
Paul Watts & Nick Wiltshire
Chris Dix & Scott Zrna
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